Advocates welcome Madras High Court decision

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Chennai: Welcoming the Madras high court move to keep the new disciplinary rules in abeyance, for the time being, advocates have proposed to withdraw the agitation.

Speaking to the media, secretary, Madras HC advocates’ association, S. Arivazhagan, who was suspended by Bar Council of India on Saturday, said an emergency general body meeting of the association would be convened on Wednesday and a decision taken to pass a resolution.

“Since June 1, several thousand advocates across the State staged a series of protests highlighting the demand. We express our gratitude to Chief Justice S.K. Kaul. We have also convened emergency general body meeting of MHAA to take a decision either to withdraw the agitation or to continue with the agitation,” he said.

Former member, Bar Council of TN and Puducherry, M. Velmuguran, has requested the Bar Council of India to withdraw the suspension of 126 advocates, office-bearers of joint action committee, which was spearheading the agitation for nearly two months and various lawyers associations across the TN.

The president of Women Lawyers’ Association, S. Nalini, welcomed the high court’s decision and expressed gratitude to advocates and others who extended support to them.

The president of joint action committee, Thirumalairajan, said office-bearers of advocates’ association will meet in Thanjavur on Wednesday and discuss the matter after reading the order of Chief Justice.

Meanwhile, the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry has decided to approach the Bar Council of India to revoke the suspension of 126 advocates.